The Syrian government has besieged Madaya – a small town controlled by opposition forces an hour’s drive from Damascus – trapping residents inside without access to supplies, food, or services outside the town since July 2015.
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2015 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2014 and June 2015 (PHR's fiscal year).
On the fifth anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Physicians for Human Rights calls attention to the ongoing attacks on medical personnel and facilities and demands that justice not be sacrificed in the pursuit of peace.
“Non-lethal” weapons, used throughout the world for crowd control, can cause serious injury, disability, and even death. This report examines the use, misuse, and detrimental health effects of these weapons.
One year after the Senate torture report’s partial release, transparency and accountability – let alone redress to victims – remain stalled. The U.S. government must end the cover-up of torture and ill-treatment and honor its obligation to investigate and prosecute those responsible.